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New Q7 is better everywhere

The new Q7 seems a fair bit smaller and generally less imposing than its predecessor.

New Q7 is lighter, nimbler, quieter and less imposing while offering big gains in interior practicality and useable space.

Honda Odyssey L is leather luxury

The Honda Odyssey L - similar on the outside to its sibling the S - but all leather and luxury on the inside.

Luxury is the simple difference between the two versions of Honda's latest Odyssey people-mover available in NZ.

Hey ute owners! Want a Demilitarised Zone Special?

See it? A SsangYong Actyon militarised ute, resplendent in its camo paint.

If you thought you'd seen everything on the ute market in New Zealand, SsangYong will have thinking again.

A more menacing Mercedes-Benz G-wagen gallery

Prindiville's Indomitable G based on the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG G-wagen.

A British visual tuning company has endeavoured to make the Mercedes-Benz G-wagen even more aggressive looking.

Photos leak of 2016 Toyota HiLux

Leaked photos have revealed more details about the 2016 Toyota HiLux.

Fresh interior and exterior pics reveal a less worksite-oriented HiLux.

Subaru Outback's double task

Subaru's new Outback, now facing a double task.

Subaru's new Outback has a double task - to continue the model's career as a crossover vehicle, and to replace the now non-existent Legacy wagon.

Mercedes G-Class gains new AMG heart

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class benefits from changes inside and out.

Detuned C63 AMG motor to join SUV lineup.

Crossovers we thought we'd never see

Bentley Bentayga

It was Porsche who discovered what a good money-spinner SUVs could be and many have since jumped on the bandwagon.

All the dirt on the new Triton video

Absolutely caked in mud, a Mitsubishi Triton ute stands proud at Boomrock Station north-west of Wellington.

We've just got to ride in the dirtiest ute we think we've ever seen.

VW Touareg: Making haste slowly

The Volkswagen Touareg, which features new headlights and other frontal cosmetic changes for a wider look.

It's comforting to know that the VW Touareg is moving at its own pace as it keeps up with the times.

New Kia Sorento launched

The new Kia Sorento

A new Kia Sorento has arrived in NZ and the big news is inclusion of a V6 petrol model for the first time in a decade.

Honda's CRV 2WD S reaches NZ

Honda's new CRV 2WD S.

Honda has confirmed the New Zealand price for its new addition to the 2015 CRV line-up, the 2WD S.

Range Rover turned into luxury ute

Startech's new Range Rover ute.

Startech-tweaked Range Rover puts a new spin on SUVs.

Kodo brings style to the SUV class

The CX-3 marks the most successful use yet of Mazda's Kodo design language. At the rearmost part of the glasshouse, the C-pillars are glazed over but do supply light to the rear and luggage areas.

Mazda's new model offensive just doesn't stop.

Everybody's building luxury SUVs

Jaguar's F-Pace looks just as you'd expect an SUV to look, when it's created by a maker of sportscars and luxury sedans. Its biggest competitor, ironically, is likely to be the recently-introduced Land-Rover Discovery Sport.

OPINION: Why is everyone making SUVs, crossovers and light passenger trucks?.

Long-term cars?

Hyundai's i30 is a no fuss small car with great ownership credentials.

Sid is looking to buy a new car but doesn't know where to start.

Benz’s prettiest baby is here

Mercedes-Benz's new CLA Shooting Brake is arguably the best-looking load-carrier in the business.

The CLA Shooting Brake is also the most practical of the company's successful A-models.

Ranger, Everest in Ford family double-date

Journalists clamour to take photographs of the Ford Everest SUV during its reveal the Bangkok Motor Show.

Ford made it a family occasion at the Bangkok Motor Show in revealing its facelifted Ranger alongside the ute's SUV sibling, the Everest.

Plug-in Porsche electrifies

There's a method in the madness of an SUV in racing paint, as a similar powertrain to the Cayenne S E-Hybrid's is used in Porsche's hybrid LeMans cars, albeit with just four cylinders.

There have been hybrid Cayennes before, but the new S E-Hybrid is a version that you might not need to top up with fuel for months.

New Mercedes-Benz GLE unveiled gallery

Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 AMG.

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new GLE SUV which is the successor to the current ML-Class.

Holden resurrects the Sandman gallery

Holden has brought back the spirit of the Sandman with a limited edition wagon and ute variant.

Holden has revived the Sandman badge with a limited edition available on ute and Sportwagon variants.

Mercedes-Benz surprises with ute model

An illustration of how a Mercedes-Benz ute may look.

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed it will produce a production utility before the end of the decade.

Turning a journey into an Odyssey video

Honda's fifth-generation Odyssey.

Honda's new Odyssey is a people-mover that is bigger, more spacious and more user-friendly than ever.

Jeep reveals seven concepts for Easter Safari gallery

The Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Responder Concept for the 2015 Moab Easter Safari.

Jeep has rummaged through its parts bins and come up with seven concepts to tackle an tough Easter Safari in the US.

Best truck-based SUVs

Ford Everest.

With most makers going the monocoque crossover route for its SUVs, we'd have thought the days of the truck/ute-based station wagon would have been numbered.

Rolling luxury a popular option video

The Grand Panorama motorhome is one of the most luxurious available in New Zealand.

The rise of the "grey nomads" is driving a boom in the sale of luxury motorhomes and caravans.

BMW's X5 xDrive40e hybrid SUV revealed gallery

The BMW X5 xDrive40e hybrid has been revealed ahead of its New York motor show debut.

BMW confirms details of plug-in hybrid SUV ahead of New York debut.

Volvo XC90 is the thinking person's SUV

No behemoth: It may not look it, but the new XC90 is longer, wider, taller and more voluminous than the original.

Replacing a best-in-class car is always a fraught procedure; asking it also to represent the future of your brand shows how important the XC90 is to Volvo .

VW Transporter just getting started at 65

The mighty Volkswagen Transporter that has been in production for 65 years.

Volkswagen's grand old Transporter may have motored to retirement age for many but the "Bulli" is still going strong 65 years on.

Refined Triton surprises

Hey, good-lookin': Ground-up redesign has put the Triton into the box-seat as far as styling's concerned.

Ute aspirants would be fools to ignore Mitsubishi's revamped Triton which is improved everywhere with no change in pricing.

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